MONTREAL, 21 March 2006. Syscan International Inc. been selected by Logis-Tech Iinc. of Manassas, Va., to supply its patent-applied iCE (Intelligent Communication Enabled) network technology, as well as application support services, to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's (NATO) Item Unique Identification (IUID) and Asset Visibility Technology and Conformance Test.
The IUID program is funded by Logistics Branch, Headquarters, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, the mission of which is to maximize the effectiveness of logistical support provided to NATO Armed Forces.
"Like other military organizations, NATO has experienced challenges in identifying and tracking vital items and parts in its supply chain," says Bob Grasso, vice president of Logis-Tech. "As the number of member nations grows, the logistical challenges increase exponentially. NATO is in the process of creating a new standard agreement (STANAG 2290) for the implementation of Unique Identification (UID) criteria."
Syscan will design, produce, and supply its low-power bi-directional dynamic communication network technology to track and trace mission-critical NATO supply chain materials as they move between countries and continents.
The system employs Syscan's proprietary transponders, readers and UMCD's (Universal Monitoring Communication Devices) with GPRS enabled communications to gather and transmit critical data to the operational NAATS (NATO Automated Asset Tracking System) server.